Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until now, his writings on Christian-Muslim relations have remained unpublished in English. In this flagship English edition, Simon A. Wood rights this wrong by translating and analysing one of his most important works, The Criticisms of the Christians and the Proofs of Islam. Contending that Rida’s work cannot be separated from the period of colonial humiliation from which it originated, he challenges the view that Rida was a fundamentalist and argues that his response to Christian criticisms was, in fact, distinctly modernist.
"The translation is virtually perfect, the writing excellent, and the arguments easy to follow. A very helpful contribution to the growing body of literature about Christian-Muslim relations." Professor Jane I. Smith - Co-Director of The Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary, and co-editor of The Muslim World